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Thomas H. Shields
Thomas H. ShieldsJohn Deere 430Thomas H. Shields, 80 of Richwood, died peacefully Monday morning, April 18, 2016 at his home.

He was born March 31, 1936 in Marion to the late Charles M. and Celia (Knapp) Shields.  He was also preceded in death by a brother, Charles “Chuck” Shields; two sisters, Emma Cheney and Kate Cramer.

He was a member of the First United Methodist Church.  A 1954 graduate of Richwood High School, he graduated from Otterbein University in 1958.  He taught chemistry at Marion Harding High School for two years before graduating from the Ohio Northern University School of Pharmacy in 1963.  In 1966 Tom purchased the Congers Drug Store in Marysville and became the owner and operator of Shields Pharmacy until his retirement in 2000.

"Razor", as he was known to many, always enjoyed life and loved to travel.  A 21-year member of the North Union School Board, he was also very active in Little League baseball.  A charter member of North Union Athletic Complex, he was a great supporter of high school sports.  He loved following college basketball.  He was an avid golfer who took great pride in maintaining his lawn.

On December 28, 1958 he married the former Sara J. Cheney in the First United Methodist Church in Richwood and she survives.  He is also survived by two sons, Eric (Kandi Krebehenne) Shields, Richwood; Brian (Laurie) Shields, Evergreen, Colorado; two daughters, Carolyn (Rick) Baber, Reidsville, North Carolina; Alison (Duane) Jolliff, Richwood; nine grandchildren, Will and Warren Shields; Lucca, Marco, and Siena Shields; Sam and Zach Baber; Jaxon and Alex Jolliff; three sisters, Maxine Wilson, Richwood; Ruth Webb, Richwood; Charlotte (Irv) Markley, The Villages, Florida; a sister-in-law, Lee Shields, Delta; a brother-in-law, Doc Cramer, Richwood; many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be Sunday, April 24, 2016 at 2:00 PM at the Richwood First United Methodist Church with Pastor Joe Rhea officiating.  Burial will follow in Claibourne Cemetery.  Friends may call on Saturday from 4 to 8 PM at the Stofcheck-Ballinger Funeral Home, Richwood.

Memorial gifts may be made to North Union Athletic Boosters, 401 North Franklin Street, Richwood, OH  43344 and the First United Methodist Church, 18 South Fulton Street, Richwood, OH  43344.

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#1 from: Darla Waterwash
Mon, Apr 18, 2016 at 7:15 PM

We have so many great memories with Tom!  He will be missed. Love and prayers to all the family!
The Waterwash Family

#2 from: mike morgan
nashville tennessee
Tue, Apr 19, 2016 at 1:40 PM

No one had more fun than Tom.....he entertained everyone that he knew....in his words the day Glenn Oman passed...."we lost a good one today Mike"....

#3 from: Donnie and Kathie Pfister
 Northfield, Ohio
Tue, Apr 19, 2016 at 3:32 PM

So sorry to hear about Toms passing. He was a great guy.

Donnie and Kathie Pfister

#4 from: johna nibert
Tue, Apr 19, 2016 at 3:47 PM

So sorry for the loss of your loved one. I know he  will be missed by many as he was always a good friend to all. Prayers with the family

#5 from: Joe Dawn Howald
Tue, Apr 19, 2016 at 7:16 PM

We love you all. Thinking of you and praying for peace and comfort.

#6 from: Karen Elaine Landon
Byhalia,Oh.& Ft.Pierce Fl.
Tue, Apr 19, 2016 at 8:04 PM

Sarah & Family
 May you find comfort in the many special memories of the one you loved so much.
 My deepest sympathy.
Karen Landon

#7 from: Jerry Klaiber
Tue, Apr 19, 2016 at 8:21 PM

I'm so sorry to hear of your loss, my heart goes out to the entire family, Tom was a good man

#8 from: Marge Retterer
Tue, Apr 19, 2016 at 8:38 PM

Sara and family   I am so sorry to hear about Tom my heart aches for you all.

#9 from: Judy and Jim Ferguson
Tue, Apr 19, 2016 at 9:21 PM

Thinking of this wonderful family at this time of loss. I will never forget the day Tom and Sara surprised me in IL, as he thought I might like to see someone from home. I remember him owning horses with my Dad.Tom always liked to have a good time, he was a great man. Our condolences to all.

#10 from: Jeff and Pam Webb
Tue, Apr 19, 2016 at 9:29 PM

We send are deepest sympathy to you all.
Tom was a great man.
We had so many good talks through the years.
He will be missed by all who knew him.
Praying for you all as you face these difficult days ahead.

#11 from: John & Kay Coder
Marion Ohio
Tue, Apr 19, 2016 at 9:56 PM

Sarah and Family we are sorry for your loss we will keep you in our thoughts and prayers.

We remain
John & Kay

#12 from: Kay Parrott Bishop
Ocala, Florida
Tue, Apr 19, 2016 at 11:04 PM

My thoughts and prayers go out to the Shields family.  Tom was a good man with a great sense of humor.  He will be missed.

#13 from: Jason Keigley
Wed, Apr 20, 2016 at 12:05 AM

Tom was always a good man. My heart goes out to Alison and her family.

#14 from: Brenda & J.R. Rostorfer
Wed, Apr 20, 2016 at 1:36 AM

So sorry to hear about the passing of Tom.. I will miss his great sense of humor. Thoughts and prayers are with the family.

#15 from: Lloyd D Baker
1565 London Avenue #110 (Brookdale at Marysville, Ohio)
Wed, Apr 20, 2016 at 1:54 AM

Please accept our family's deepest thoughts, prayers and sympathy to all of you at this sad time.  We also wish each of you the comfort of happy memories.

By way of explaining our connection with Tom,
please know that our father, the late Chester ('Chet') Baker was a regular patron of Shields'
Pharmacy at its Stocksdale/Community Market Plaza location on London Avenue in Marysville, Ohio.  We fondly and particularly appreciate the courtesy and patience that Tom and his pharmacy associates extended to our father, particularly during his 'declining year.'

We are so sorry for your current loss.


Lloyd Baker and Carol (Baker) Hehemann, 04/19/2016 (Surviving family members of the family of Chester E. Baker)    

#16 from: Judy Hall Baker
Wed, Apr 20, 2016 at 7:52 AM

So sorry for your loss, will keep everyone in my thoughts and prayers.

#17 from: SanDee & Claude Tidd
Wed, Apr 20, 2016 at 7:53 AM

Our deepest sympathies to the Shields family!  Tom was a very nice man & will be missed! God Bless all of you with the memories you have of your special loved one! Claude & SanDee

#18 from: Vaughn Williams
Sarasota, Florida
Wed, Apr 20, 2016 at 8:19 AM

I am so sorry for your loss.  Tom was a good man who cared about people.
Eric and family, you have my sincere


#19 from: Karen Ewing
Wed, Apr 20, 2016 at 8:26 AM

I am so sorry to hear of Tom's passing. He was a wonderful man whom I enjoyed talking with. I was very lucky, as was our community to have known him. Bless you all, my thoughts are with you at this time.

#20 from: Bob & Connie Hill
Nashville, TN
Wed, Apr 20, 2016 at 8:28 AM

What an exemplary man.  You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Bob & Connie

#21 from: Vonnie Wasserbeck
Wed, Apr 20, 2016 at 8:50 AM

So sorry to hear of Tom's passing. Boy Howdy, they broke the mold when he was born. He was a good guy and was proud to call him friend.  Prayers for all the family and those he touched along the way.

Don and Vonnie

#22 from: John McDaniel,
Haines City, Fl.
Wed, Apr 20, 2016 at 9:11 AM

Sarah and family, I'm so deeply grieved in your loss of Tom as I considered him one of my best friends. We always had a super relationship and will never forget my round of golf with him at the Cascades golf course in Jackson, Michigan where he won my golf clubs and bag but settled for my jigger.
I always loved chatting with Tom at Marion Prescription. I would ask the girls if Tom was working and if it was OK for me to go back and wake him up. I loved the guy.

John McDaniel

#23 from: Harley and Charlene Jolliff
Wed, Apr 20, 2016 at 9:15 AM

Our deepest sympathy to the family. We have great memories of Tom's horse racing stories and times we spent watching the grandboys playing sports.

#24 from: Gary and Linda Shaw
Marysville, o
Wed, Apr 20, 2016 at 9:59 AM

What a great loss of a wonderful man. Our thoughts and prayers to the family.

#25 from: Vernon and Stacie Beltz
Wed, Apr 20, 2016 at 10:14 AM

Our thoughts are with your family during this time. May God give you peace and comfort. Blessings to

#26 from: Akers Family
Wed, Apr 20, 2016 at 10:38 AM

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Wayne, Kandi, Justin and Kody Akers

#27 from: Carolyn Henderson
Wed, Apr 20, 2016 at 10:43 AM

RIP Tom Shields~~Your work on earth is done~~A good man  

#28 from: Huey Walsh
Wed, Apr 20, 2016 at 11:02 AM

Dear Sara and family,  I am so sorry.  We are never ready to lose the love of our life.  Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers.  We have many happy memories of Tom and Richwood High School.  Prayerfully, Huey

#29 from: Ron & Lavone Eastman
Mt. Victory, Ohio
Wed, Apr 20, 2016 at 1:25 PM

Our Prayers are with you all.

#30 from: Walter and Colleen Fiant
Marion Ohio
Wed, Apr 20, 2016 at 2:18 PM

We are very sorry for your loss of Tom.  Your entire family will be in our prayers.

#31 from: Nancy Pacha-Virgil Hoffman
Delaware, Oh.
Wed, Apr 20, 2016 at 6:52 PM

Sarah and Family,  
 So very sorry to hear of Tom's passing,he was such a good friend and loved tormenting Ed to pieces and Ed loved it. He will truly be missed by all who knew him.Please know you all are in our thoughts and prayers.

#32 from: Adam
Wed, Apr 20, 2016 at 10:23 PM

Lifting  you and family up in prayer, during this difficult time.

The Davis Family

#33 from: Brent and Kim Chapman
Wed, Apr 20, 2016 at 10:35 PM

We extend our deepest, heartfelt sympathies.  Tom will surely be missed by many.

#34 from: Mary Van e Water
Thu, Apr 21, 2016 at 3:34 AM

Mr. Shields was my chemistry teacher at Marion Harding HS.

He was patient,  amusing and encouraging.  He was also kinder than many HS teachers and this was appreciated by us students.

I am sure all his family and friends will miss him.  You have my sympathy.

Mary V

#35 from: Carolyn Jamison Fulford
Sebring, FL
Thu, Apr 21, 2016 at 10:07 AM

The Jamison family would like to express our sorrow in your loss of Tom.  HE will be greatly missed.

#36 from: Don & Darlene Krawczyk
Richwood, Ohio
Thu, Apr 21, 2016 at 11:04 AM

Sara & all the Shields family . . our deepest condolences in the loss of Tom.  Many memories.  Thinking of you at this difficult time.  He will be missed.   Prayers for all of you.  

#37 from: Doris and Richard Griffith
Richwood, Ohio
Thu, Apr 21, 2016 at 12:02 PM

To the Shields family,
Richard and I want you to know how much we enjoyed being friends with Tom for so many years.  Way back in the 50's we were a bowling team called "Tom, Dick, and Honeys".  We weren't wonderful, but we had fun!  Of course, the years that we had our euchre club were wonderful - lots of laughs and good fun.  I was Tom's next door neighbor on the Kinney Pike and we had many days of playing with my family and Charlotte and him.  When he was too young to have a license I used to drive him on his scooter to go to see Sara or just to run around.  He loved to tease me whenever he had the chance.  I used to be able to wrestle him and win with Charlie cheering me on!  Those were the days! It's fun to be able to remember those good times!  God bless all of you!  Doris Griffith

#38 from: Ted and Susie Kavanagh
Thu, Apr 21, 2016 at 2:18 PM

Sara and family,

Praying God will surround you with his love at this very difficult time.  Tom will be missed by many.

#39 from: Mrs. Robert Bond
Marysville OH
Thu, Apr 21, 2016 at 4:51 PM

When my son, Michael, was in Marysville High School, he was employed by Tom.
Michael couldn't have had a better Mentor and Friend!  Thank you, Tom!
Deep sympathy to your family.  You will always be missed.

#40 from: Larry Davis
Richwood, Oh.
Thu, Apr 21, 2016 at 4:57 PM

So sorry to hear about your loss. I have many plesent memories growing up with Tom.

#41 from: Carl & Kay Wood
Lambertville, MI
Thu, Apr 21, 2016 at 6:02 PM

I was really surprised and shocked to hear of Toms  passing. I saw him at the nursing home in     Marion last summer. I think it was the first time since he graduated. I thought he looked and acted good then in spite of just spilling a cup of coffee down his shirt. I send my condolence to the Shields family

#42 from: Jenn McNamee
Thu, Apr 21, 2016 at 9:58 PM

My deepest sympathies to the entire family.  Tom was a great guy who will be missed by many.

#43 from: Lisa Lester
Mount Victory, OH
Thu, Apr 21, 2016 at 10:54 PM

My sincere condolences to the family of Tom Shields. Tom was a blessing to my mother Barbara Ann (Pierce) Anderson. I recall the year of the blizzard, Tom made sure mom was able to get her meds. Tom's dedicated service to his customers and community, were without measure.  May you be comforted by wonderful, loving memories. God's blessings to you all. Lisa, Kay & Ralph

#44 from: Gregory McElroy
Brownwood, Tx
Fri, Apr 22, 2016 at 1:09 AM

Tom was always a great friend to our family.  I have many great memories of him and all of you. From helping him coach little league when I was in High School to the trip he and Dad out to California when Eric was a caddy at the Pro-Am.
All my Love Greg McElroy

#45 from: Rita Headington Parker
Richwood, OH  43344
Fri, Apr 22, 2016 at 10:01 AM

With our sincere sympathy to the Shields Family  - always treasure your special memories.  Fred M. and Rita Lou Rubeck Parker

#46 from: Denny Benedict
Fri, Apr 22, 2016 at 11:58 AM

Sorry to hear of your loss. Tom hired me at his corner store in Marysville for my first real job  working after school hours , for $2.00 an hour around 1967.He had a wry and contagious sense of humor.He was a fine man,an excellent business man,and an influence on my life.

#47 from: Cody Drake
Madison North Carolina
Fri, Apr 22, 2016 at 2:48 PM

How do you condense this?  He was a self made man.  A man of science.  Oh my God, he was so funny.  A friend to so many people.  Very giving of his time and talents to the people of Richwood and the schools.  He lived a very good life.

#48 from: Steve brown
Worland Wyoming
Fri, Apr 22, 2016 at 3:10 PM

So sorry to hear about Tom. He was a great guy.  

#49 from: Beth Booker
Reidsville, NC
Sat, Apr 23, 2016 at 12:23 AM

Dear sweet Sara and family, I am so sorry. Mr. Shields was a nice, kind, fun man. I didn't know him well, but I really enjoyed being around him. I'll never forget spending Halloween with you all.  He was welcoming and enjoyed entertaining the children (all those boys)!  The first time I met him, he couldn't understand a word I said because of my southern accent.  I was talking with him, and when I finished, he looked at Carolyn and said, "I didn't understand a word she said"!  We laughed and laughed about that. Please, know that I am thinking of you all and praying for you. 🙏

#50 from: Greg and Ruthie McCloud
Boca Raton, Florida
Sat, Apr 23, 2016 at 10:39 AM

Walk proudly in heaven Tom Shields, so blessed that we were a small part of your big life. So many prayers, memories, and thoughts to the family. God Bless

#51 from: Mr. & Mrs. Douglas Wilson (Sherri)
Nashua, Nh
Sat, Apr 23, 2016 at 11:58 AM

Our family sends our deepest condolences to the entire family. God bless.

#52 from: Jim and Sandra Christy
Piqua, OH
Sat, Apr 23, 2016 at 5:00 PM

Sara and family-- Our love and prayers are with you at this difficult time.  We are out of town but send our sincere sympathy.  
Jim and Sandra Christy

#53 from: Don and Kelly Worstell
Sun, Apr 24, 2016 at 3:20 PM

So sorry to hear of Razor's passing.  Much love and sympathy to you all

#54 from: craig cope
Mon, Apr 25, 2016 at 3:56 PM

I'm sorry to hear about Tom I know it's a little late.You have my condolences.I hope everyone in the family is doing well.I will never forget the year I got hurt in football and at the banquet , Lacey Blankenship didn't give me a letter cuz I missed one quarter,i was pretty pissed off and Tom came up to me and put his arm around me and said don't worry about it Craig I think he's an asshole too.It made me feel better And I will never forget that about Tom.

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